​​Barcelona is one of the cities with the most beautiful coastline in the world. For this reason today we want to talk about the 5 best urban beaches in Barcelona. If you do not know them yet, you can now visit them with Renfe-SNCF in Cooperation trains in no time. Travel comfortably and quickly, and embark for up to two minutes before departure, enjoying all the time you can in these fantastic beaches.

The urban beaches of Barcelona are one of the major attractions of the "condal city". The city takes great care of the beaches so they are in perfect conditions for locals and tourists. In addition, on the occasion of the Olympic Games of 1992 some of the beaches were remodeled and conditioned and all of them were cleaned in depth and equipped with services for the bathers. Do not miss the opportunity to visit these five urban beaches of Barcelona and enjoy their clean waters and white sands. It will be an unforgettable experience.


View of the sea of Barceloneta Beach

The Barceloneta beach is one of the oldest in the city. This 1100 meter long beach is located in the old fishermen's district of Barcelona. It is the most centric and lively urban beach. Here you can do all kinds of outdoor activities, as well as enjoy the typical chiringuitos, and get to know the lively nightlife of the area. Do not forget to try the fish and seafood that here are as fresh as they come every day brought by the traditional fishermen of the Barceloneta neighborhood.

Sant Sebastià

Beautiful views of the urban beaches of Barcelona

The second of the urban beaches of Barcelona is the beach of Sant Sebastià. This beach is very close to the Barceloneta and is also one of the oldest in the city. It is very close to the city center, which makes it perfect for lovers of tours and cultural visits. Here are some of the most important sports clubs in the city, which can be accessed by paying a ticket. There you can enjoy indoor and outdoor pools and facilities to practice a variety of sports.

Sant Miquel

The beach of Sant Miquel receives its name by the church of Sant Miquel del Port that is in this zone. This beach of 450 meters in length has been a gathering place for bathers since 1755. It is very easy to access this beach by bus, metro and tram, so it is the place chosen by young people from Barcelona. Here you can enjoy the comforts of an urban beach without the large crowds of locals and tourists that are normally in the Barceloneta and other central places of Barcelona.


Do not miss the opportunity to enjoy the best of sand and asphalt in Barcelona

Somorrostro beach is a very special place. It is located in the neighborhood of Barraques, very close to the Barceloneta. This beach has all kinds of amenities, such as rent of hammocks and towels, lifeguard, tourist service stations and Wi-Fi. In addition, here you will find a “Biblioplatja”, a small library installed in the same sand, where bathers can borrow a book, read during their stay on the beach, and return it before leaving. This beach is perfect for those who do not want to get away from the center of Barcelona, but look for a place that is quieter than the more central urban beaches.

Nova Icària

Map of urban beaches of Barcelona

The beach of Nova Icària is surely the quietest of all the urban beaches of Barcelona. Here the bathers come to spend a whole day, their purpose is to immerse themselves completely in the experience of the beach. On this beach you will find many facilities for practicing sports such as table tennis or beach volleyball. This beach is located next to the Olympic Port of Barcelona and is preferred by families with children or groups of friends looking for a relaxing atmosphere. Here, sailing, windsurfing and diving are also common. Do not hesitate to request information in any of the sports centers in the area and enjoy a visit full of exercise and unforgettable experiences.

Now that you know the five best urban beaches in Barcelona, you can find the perfect train for you and go for a swim whenever you want. Enjoy an unbeatable environment and all the comforts and cultural life and nightlife that Barcelona offers you. Travel with up to three suitcases without paying any extra amount and travel as fast, comfortable and ecological with Renfe-SNCF in Cooperation trains.


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